Bowler Addi Bentzen beats all challengers

Addi Bentzen defeated all challengers to win the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club's 70+ Singles Tournament on July 23 and 24.

Addi Bentzen defeated all challengers to win the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club’s 70+ Singles Tournament on July 23 and 24.

Bentzen went undefeated through seven games over two days of pool play, then came back from a six-point deficit to defeat Ross Bulley in the semifinals before ultimately thumping Bill Cleary 14-2 in the final.

Cleary had beaten Clint Bailey in the other semifinal.

In other CLBC news, Gord Fall and Hiren Bharthu won the gold medal at the B.C. Pairs Championship held at Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club.

It was the second provincial championship for Fall in the last three years. The duo will advance to the national championships in Toronto on Aug. 16-22.

Previously, Fall and Phyl Ingram teamed up to win the Canada over U.S.A. $1,000 South Island Bowling Organization Pairs Tournament hosted by the Victoria Lawn Bowling Club that featured two days of intense, high-calibre competition.